Joe Walsh (footballer)

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Joe Walsh
Personal information
Full name Joseph Kevin Walsh[1]
Date of birth (1992-05-13) 13 May 1992 (age 25)
Place of birth Cardiff, Wales
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Milton Keynes Dons
Number 4
Youth career
2007–2009 Swansea City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2012 Swansea City 0 (0)
2012–2015 Crawley Town 97 (8)
2015 Milton Keynes Dons (loan) 2 (0)
2015– Milton Keynes Dons 67 (2)
National team
2008–2010 Wales U17 10 (1)
2010–2011 Wales U19 3 (1)
2011–2014 Wales U21 11 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:11, 31 December 2017 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 08:42, 14 May 2017 (UTC)

Joseph Kevin Walsh (born 13 May 1992) is a Welsh professional footballer who plays as a defender for League One club Milton Keynes Dons.

Club career[edit]

Swansea City[edit]

A centre-back who can also play left back, Walsh joined Swansea as an under-16 player after previously playing for Cardiff College Celts. In his first season, he helped the Swans to FAW Youth Cup glory against his hometown club, Cardiff City, at their old Ninian Park ground. He was drafted into the first-team squad for a match against Derby County for Swansea in February 2010 as cover following the late injury sustained by Garry Monk. Walsh was handed his first professional deal with the club prior to the 2010–11 season.[2] He made his first team debut on 10 August 2010 in a 3–0 win over Barnet in the League Cup.[3]

Crawley Town[edit]

Walsh joined Crawley Town after he was released by Premier League Swansea City at the end of the 2011–12 season.

Milton Keynes Dons[edit]

After a short spell on loan, newly promoted Championship club Milton Keynes Dons confirmed on 28 May 2015 that Walsh had signed a two-year deal at the club for an undisclosed fee.[4] Walsh scored his first goal for Milton Keynes Dons on 16 January 2016 at stadium mk against Reading.[5] On 18 August 2017, Walsh signed a new contract keeping him at the club until June 2020.[6]

International career[edit]

In January 2013, Walsh was selected in the Wales under-21 squad for the friendly match against Iceland on 6 February 2013.[7] In October 2014 he was called into the Wales senior squad for the Euro 2016 qualifying matches against Bosnia-Herzegovina and Cyprus.[8]

On 8 November 2016, Walsh was called up once again to the Wales senior squad for their 2018 World Cup qualifier against Serbia.[9]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 31 December 2017[10]
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Swansea City 2010–11 Championship 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
2011–12 Premier League 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
Total 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0
Crawley Town 2012–13 League One 30 2 2 0 1 0 2 1 35 3
2013–14 League One 39 5 3 0 1 0 0 0 43 5
2014–15 League One 28 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 32 1
Total 97 8 6 0 4 0 3 1 110 9
Milton Keynes Dons (loan) 2014–15 League One 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Milton Keynes Dons 2015–16 Championship 18 1 3 0 1 0 22 1
2016–17 League One 39 1 3 0 0 0 1 1 43 2
2017–18 League One 10 0 2 0 1 0 2 0 15 0
Total 69 2 8 0 2 0 3 1 82 3
Career total 166 10 14 0 8 0 6 2 194 12

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Football League Limited: Club list of registered players as at 16th May 2015" (PDF). The Football League. 16 May 2015. p. 45. Retrieved 20 June 2015. 
  2. ^ "Swans still keeping an eye on Taylor". Llanelli Star. 2010-05-29. Retrieved 2010-08-10. 
  3. ^ "Swansea 3–0 Barnet". BBC Sport. 2010-08-10. Retrieved 2010-08-10. 
  4. ^ "Joe joins permanently". 
  5. ^ "Milton Keynes Dons 1-0 Reading". 16 January 2016 – via www.bbc.co.uk. 
  6. ^ "Joe Walsh: Defender signs new three-year contract with MK Dons". BBC Sport. 18 August 2017. Retrieved 18 August 2017. 
  7. ^ "Seven uncapped in Wales U21 squad to face Iceland". 23 January 2013 – via www.bbc.co.uk. 
  8. ^ "Euro 2016: Collins, Dummett and Evans out of Wales squad". 7 October 2014 – via www.bbc.co.uk. 
  9. ^ "Walsh receives Wales call". Milton Keynes Dons Official Site. 8 November 2016. Retrieved 8 November 2016. 
  10. ^ "Games played by Joe Walsh". Soccerbase. Retrieved 31 December 2017. 

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